if your business listing (including your phone number, address, and business hours) no longer appears on Google Search and Maps.
if Google Ads products are disconnected from each other and from Google Analytics.
if Gmail, Docs, and Calendar are split up and they no longer work together seamlessly.
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If passed, these bills could ban Google and other leading technology companies from offering services that your business uses to run your operations and to reach customers online.
That could mean your business listing (including your phone number, address, and business hours) may no longer be allowed to appear on Google Search and Maps, making it more difficult for customers to find you. It could mean Google Ads products are no longer allowed to be integrated, making your digital marketing less effective. And it could mean Gmail, Docs, and Calendar are no longer allowed to work together seamlessly, harming your productivity. All this could cost your business time and money.
These bills could force Google to disable features that help consumers find information and get things done.
Unfortunately, they could.
These bills could force Google to share sensitive data that you store in our products with unknown companies in ways that could compromise your and your customers' privacy.
Unfortunately, they could.
The bills could hamper our ability to integrate automated security features in our products. For example, we might be prevented from automatically including our SafeBrowsing service and spam filters in Chrome and Gmail to block pop-ups, viruses, scams and malware.
Experts say these bills could be damaging.
We’re not alone in raising concerns about the unintended consequences of these bills. Groups like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Connected Commerce Council, U.S. Black Chambers, Latino Coalition, Chamber of Progress, Asia/Pacific Islander American Chamber of Commerce and Entrepreneurship, and more have voiced concern that these bills could harm consumers, small businesses, and startups, and threaten American technological competitiveness.
There are important discussions taking place about creating new rules for the digital economy. We believe that updating technology regulations in areas like privacy, AI, and child safety could provide real benefits for businesses and consumers. But breaking our products wouldn’t address those issues. Instead, they would make popular consumer products less helpful, degrade digital tools that small businesses use to reach customers, expose Americans to new privacy and security risks, and – because they would impose one set of rules on American companies while largely giving a pass to foreign companies – weaken U.S. technological leadership. We will continue to urge Congress to consider the unintended consequences of these bills before taking action.